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This vegan self-saucing chocolate pudding has a lovely moist, cakey, almost brownie-like, top part, with a rich velvety sauce hidden underneath. Serve it warm with ice cream, or allow it to cool into a rich and fudgy dessert.
When I was child, I loved school dinners – and my favourite dessert was chocolate pudding with chocolate custard. As an adult (and I use that term very loosely), I fell in love with self-saucing chocolate pudding.
This is one of those recipes I’ve made so many times, I could make it with my eyes closed. And because it’s so quick and easy to throw together, it’s the perfect emergency dessert too.
Oh, don’t tell me you don’t have emergency desserts – everyone needs them… even when you don’t actually have the dinner part first.
Am I right?
Of course I am.
Making vegan self-saucing chocolate pudding
This vegan self-saucing chocolate pudding is ridiculously easy to make; so easy in fact, that even amato mio could make it.
(I don’t mean to disparage his culinary skills – he’s not a bad cook, he just sees it as a chore to be completed as quickly as possible, rather than a pleasurable pursuit, and as such doesn’t really understand the concept of actual ingredients, unless it’s three vegetables, a packet of noodles, and a stir-fry sauce.)
Simply mix together the batter ingredients, and plop into a well-greased ovenproof dish (in this case, I used a skillet).
Mix together the dry sauce ingredients, and sprinkle over the top, smoothing out if necessary.
Carefully pour over the hot water.
Just let it sit there, don’t mix it in.
Pop it in the oven for half an hour, and voilà! Just like magic, you now have a hot gooey, fudgy, dish of magical chocolate wonderment. Dumbledore couldn’t do better, I tell you.
Although, actually, I suspect this is more Luna Lovegood than Albus Dumbledore.
Vegan Chocolate Self-Saucing Pudding
- easy and quick to make
Although it’s fantastic on its own, I love to serve this warm with (n)ice cream. It’s great cold too, when the sauce gets thick and fudgy.
If you don’t fall in love with this pudding, you may need to get help.
Have you ever made chocolate self-saucing pudding? Or any kind of self-saucing pudding?